World renowned Italian fashion designer, Giorgio Armani, has pledged to go 100 percent fur-free across all his labels from the Autumn/Winter 2016 collections onward.   The historic move by the Armani group follows years of animal rights activists campaigning for brands to drop the use of fur, with many groups putting their message across wit...

IPPOLITA, the luxury fashion jewelry company, said it has opened a boutique at The Colonnade Outlets at Sawgrass Mills Shopping Mall. It is the company's second standalone boutique in the United States, after New York.   The boutique, at 1700 Sawgrass Mills Circle in Sunrise, carries pieces in 18K gold, sterling silver, IPPOLITA rosé, and si...

  WTI Magazine #13    2014 Jan, 17Author : Irene Salvadorini for PoisonDrops.com      Translation by: Alessandra Bitetti   Pitti W: Where ideas are born"Where women's fashion ideas are born". This is the slogan for Pitti Immagine W, the young Florentine salon that was born to give voice to emerging talent that, left the old location in Via Valfo...

In honor of the Italian National Day today, the Italian Trade Commission hosted Le Eccellenze Italiane Exhibition, which celebrated Italian fashion, design, innovation and food. The event featured an array of exhibits. Italian fashion was represented with an Alta Moda Ladies presentation by Raffaella Curiel, Italian neckwear by Cenci, lifestyle a...

By Francesca Bezzone   The drive in, a milkshake, James Dean wearing his jeans: is there anything more quintessentially "americana" than this? As pleasant as it may be, we don't need to take a trip down memory lane to realize how intertwined with American imagery and tradition blue jeans are.   We usually, and rightly so, associate th...

Bulgari is betting on the U.S. market, innovation, and a reinvestment in of one of its most popular designs to bolster its bottom line. Jean-Christophe Babin, chief executive officer of the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned jeweler, told WWD while in New York to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the house's Bulgari watch style that, "when...

Nell'ambito del Progetto Promozione del Tessile/Abbigliamento/Moda nei Mercati Maturi l'ICE organizza una collettiva di 36 imprese italiane a Première Vision Preview New York, che si svolgerà il 15 e 16 gennaio 2013 nell' Altman Building & Metropolitan Pavilion a New York. Giunta alla sua 26^ edizione Première Visione Preview New York è la più...

Bottega Venetahas left Fifth Avenue for the more exclusive environs of Madison Avenue. The Vicenza, Italy-based retailer last week closed its flagship at 699 Fifth Avenue in anticipation of the 2017 opening of a 14,908-square-foot maison at 740 Madison Avenue and 64th Street. It will be a homecoming; the company operated a flagship there from...

  WTI Magazine #17    2014 Feb, 14Author : Nadiah Ahmad Shukri for PoisonDrops.com      Translation by:   Raffaella FrascaAfter her stellar baptism dressing Milly Carlucci on Ballando con le Stelle, Raffaella Frasca makes her debut on the Altaroma runway with her couture 2014 collection. Her esthetic is especiallyfeminine and extravagant, findin...

A year has passed since Max Mara opened its store in the Miami Design District and presented its first Backyard Ball, the annual fund-raiser for the locally based National YoungArts Foundation. The brand felt such a profound connection that last week it signed on to sponsor three more galas and established theMax Mara Young Visionary Award.  ...